Found October 09, 2012 on
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Between NHL labor problems, NFL safety and money issues, and MLB’s own highly talked about monetary balance issues, it would seem that the NBA has a great chance to close the gap on the NFL as America’s favorite sport. Their past labor problems are not as bad as the NHL’s, NBA Commissioner David Stern essentially absorbed the blame, rightfully or not, and a season of superstars charged from the Olympics look to draw the fans in.
The NBA would be in great shape … were it not for the players. The core aspect of any sport is how appealing is it to watch. Several things make the game fun to watch: skilled players, feats of athletic prowess, cathartic violence … and underdogs. People remember when the little guy beats the heavily favored champ. No one likes to see the evil empire win (outside the fans of said empire). The problem with the NBA lies in that the game is quickly removing the underdog, and replacing it with several evil empires.
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